STOCKBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

Authorities say they have killed a pit bull that attacked a 6-year-old boy who was bitten while riding a bike in Stockbridge Township.

Ingham County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Weiss says officials were called to a Lansing-area home about 9:30 a.m. Sunday after the boy was bitten in the leg.

The boy was treated for a puncture wound and cut on his lower leg.
Weiss and a deputy went to the home and attempted to make contact with the homeowner, but no one was home.

He tells the Lansing State Journal the dog was running freely in the yard and acting aggressively.

He says authorities fatally shot the dog because it "was a danger to the public."

Weiss says deputies left a note for the homeowner, who has not called.